Quilt for Eliza - Completed Front
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Quilt for Cousin Eliza

I just finished my most recent quilt project – a lap quilt for our cousin Elizabeth.  It’s still getting washed as I type this post!  I’m excited to be able to deliver it in person next weekend.

I asked Elizabeth what she would like – blue flowers.  She also preferred the secondary color to be white.  So I collected up a bunch of fabric…

Quilt for Eliza - Fabric

Quilt for Eliza – Fabric

I decided, after much hemming and hawing, to make a 9-patch square quilt, framed by borders.  So the next step was to make a lot of 9-patch squares…

Quilt for Eliza - 9 Patch Squares

Quilt for Eliza – 9 Patch Squares

I made a few lighter squares as well, but I settled on the ones for the front of the quilt.  As always, I had my trusty cozy helper keeping me company…

Quilt for Eliza - Cozy Helper

6. Puppy (the cat) – Super Helper

And pretty quickly, I had the top done…

Quilt for Eliza - Pieced Top

Quilt for Eliza – Pieced Top

After laying out the backing (I’ll show it later), I worked to bind the top, batting, and backing together and get the quilting completed…

Quilt for Eliza - Basting

Quilt for Eliza – Basting

Once I had the quilting done, I had the binding cut and in place in under a day, and 3 hours later, all the whip-stitching was done and the quilt was complete!  I used the lighter 9-patch squares that I did not use on the top of the quilt as part of the backing.  I think it contrasts really nicely with the backing material.

Quilt for Eliza - Completed Front

Quilt for Eliza – Completed Front

Quilt for Eliza - Completed Back

Quilt for Eliza – Completed Back

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